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Dead & Company: The Music Never Stopped

Dead & Company: The Music Never Stopped

Dean Budnick on January 16, 2020
Dead & Company kick off their Playing in the Sand event tonight, delivering the first of four performances in Cancún, Mexico. To mark the occasion, we’re sharing our April_May 2017 Dead & Company cover story in its entirety for the first time. John Mayer hasn’t seen the new Grateful Dead documentary just yet, but he […]
Swing Time: Tim Ries

Swing Time: Tim Ries

Jeff Tamarkin on January 14, 2020
The Rolling Stones’ longtime saxophonist straddles the worlds of jazz and rock-and-roll, in both tiny clubs and sold-out stadiums. Like many Americans today, Tim Ries holds down more than one job. One gig allows him to play jazz—primarily saxophone but also flute and keyboards— in small and medium-sized venues with his own bands and with […]
Page McConnell and Russell Batiste Jr. Reflect on Art Neville

Page McConnell and Russell Batiste Jr. Reflect on Art Neville

Dean Budnick on January 10, 2020
Earlier this week on Jam Cruise, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville and George Porter Jr. honored Art Neville, who passed away in July. Two other musicians with connections to the Crescent City New Orleans keyboard innovator are Phish’s Page McConnell and the funky Meters’ Russell Batiste Jr. Both McConnell and Batiste spoke about Neville, in the […]